A very Happy Midsummer to all and Welcome to Wool on Sundays 28!
I’ve been in two minds about whether to post my Summer Story yesterday – the day of the solstice – or on June 24th. As it turned out, a lack of access to my sewing machine during the last week decided for me. It also prompted me to finish up a knitting WIP – one of three that I started earlier in the year when our former washing machine chewed up the sleeves of my two favourite cardigans and various other clothes!
So, just in case you think I’ve become a full time miniature knitter, I present a large cardigan…in fact an XL cardigan, really a size too large cardigan, which, on the bright side shows I’m not as fat as I thought! And I’m a committed layerer of cardigans so in the Winter I can wear a couple of others under this one – win, win!
The yarn I used was Drops Karisma in Anthracite Mix and the pattern was ‘DROPS 112-26’. The only changes I really made was to knit the button band at the end by picking up stitches around the front and neck and doing a little crochet scallop instead of garter stitch at the bottom edge.
I don’t think I’ll be making this pattern again. I’m not overly happy with the way the arms fit to the shoulders. But I love the way the Karisma has knitted up. I’ve only used it for socks before and it seems quite thick and warm compared to lots of dk yarns. It’s also quite inexpensive for 100% wool and is machine washable.
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11 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 28 (A Perfectly Plain Cardigan)”
A lovely plain cardigan the wool and colour looks good on you and the crochet edging is better than a garter stitch :)
Just reading your post on the hottest day so far. That cardi will be fab in the depths of winter and I like the scalloped edge too. I have not heard of the yarn so will look it up on Ravelry. Does it knit like an ordinary DK and did you have to change the needle size from the pattern?
Enjoy the sun!
I think the layered biggish look always looks good!! Such lovely wool and I love the crocheted scallop edging.
It looks beautiful. A grey cardi is the perfect accessory to a wardrobe. I have always loved the layered look with a long skirt. Perfect
Nat at Made in Home
Great cardi, shame about the fitting issue..
It looks lovely. I like the colour, and I particularly like the scalloped edge.
Archie the wonder dog
I love the scalloped edging, what a great idea!
I am also guilty of wearing many layers to stay warm. The cardigan looks lovely on you. The scalloped edging is such a great idea.
Lovely cardie, how long did it take you to knit that?
I'm loving the bangles as well, really pretty colours in them.
I love the scallop on the bottom edge.
That's really pretty – the scalloped bottom is such a perfect touch!